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Fire Marshal Sends Local Crews To Bedrock Fire

(Salem, OR) -- The 19-thousand acre Bedrock Fire in Lane County could spread faster in the hot weather this week. The Oregon State Fire Marshal is sending local firefighters to help protect structures. Four task forces from Multnomah, Douglas, Polk, and Washington counties will focus on protecting homes, businesses and other buildings. Level 2 and Level 3 evacuation warnings have been expanded for the fire. The Fire Marshal is also in contact with California to bring extra help through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, if it's needed. The Bedrock Fire is 20 percent contained.

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